Rangitoto Island

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  • Address: Rangitoto Island, near Auckland, New Zealand
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Island, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature

Rangitoto Island - Review

Situated around 25 minutes from Auckland by ferry, Rangitoto is the largest and youngest island in the Auckland volcanic field. It erupted in the sea in a series of explosions around 600 years ago, and is now extinct. The island is uninhabited and is a favourite destination for hikers, trekkers and explorers. Many people also go to the island on a guided kayaking adventure trip.

One of the most stunning locations in Auckland, New Zealand, Rangitoto Island offers you a communion with nature. Due to this, Rangitoto Island is a popular attraction to visit. Although you can explore this attraction on your own, it is always better to book tickets for Rangitoto Island tours with us for a better experience. From Rangitoto Island tickets to transport, we arrange everything for you. If you buy tickets for Rangitoto Island tours in time, chances are that you might get Rangitoto Island ticket prices at discounted rates. Getting tickets for Rangitoto Island was never that easy!

Rangitoto Island Information

  • The Rangitoto Island is a pest free island. Kindly check your bags, clothing and shoes for seeds, dirt, any insects or skinks, mice and rats before travelling to the island.
  • No restaurants present on the island. Carry sufficient food and snacks with you.
  • Limited drinking water. Carrying your own water bottles in advised.
  • Don't forget to wear a cap/hat and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Littering on the island is a punishable offence.

Rangitoto Island Ticket Prices

Ferry Ticket Prices:

  • Adult $30
  • Child $15
  • Family $75

Rangitoto Island Hours

  • A day time visit to this island is recommended.

Ferries leave from the Auckland ferry terminal at the below timings:

  • Monday to Friday 9:15 am, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm.
  • Saturdays, Sunday and Public Holidays 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm, and 1:30 pm.
  • Ferries leave from the Rangitoto Wharf at the below timings: Monday to Sunday and public holidays 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.

How To reach Rangitoto Island by Public Transport

  • Ferry from Auckland Ferry Terminal

Restaurants Near Rangitoto Island

  • No eateries on the island. Carrying snacks with you is advised.

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  • Rangitoto Island Address: Rangitoto Island, near Auckland, New Zealand
  • Rangitoto Island Timing: 24-hrs
  • Rangitoto Island Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Rangitoto Island(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Rangitoto Island: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Rangitoto Island

  • 78.27% of people who visit Auckland include Rangitoto Island in their plan

  • 35.77% of people start their Rangitoto Island visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Rangitoto Island

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

62.99% of people prefer walking in order to reach Rangitoto Island

People normally club together Tiritiri Matangi Island and Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum while planning their visit to Rangitoto Island.

People also prefer to end their day with Rangitoto Island.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Rangitoto Island Trips

Rangitoto Island, Auckland Reviews

  • This is an outstanding place to visit. Take the tractor driven tour to the top of the volcanic mountain. Spectaculular views everywhere. Unususal flora unique to this island.

  • Just over 600 years old, Rangitoto Island is Auckland’s youngest volcano and is yet the most active in the Auckland Region. It was declared pest-free in 2011 and now is a paradise for birds. You can trek to the summit, or walk over to neighbouring Motutapu Island and stay there in a Batch for a night. Rangitoto is truly a paradise for birds and people.

  • Very important tip: Take the earliest ferry you can. The island gets very crowded and the wildlife hides. While the summit is a worthy goal, give yourself time to explore more of the island. There is a side trip to the caves, and other trails to explore.

  • Rangitoto Island is one of Auckland’s 48 volcanoes. 25-minute ferry ride from the CBD, Auckland. Enjoy walking tracks, lava tunnels and some of the best views in Auckland. The shortest and most popular route to the summit takes an hour or add extra for exploring breathtaking lava caves! At the summit enjoy 360-degree views of the harbour. Or you can paddle to Rangitoto Island on a sunset kayaking tour. Magical!

  • The walk itself is actually pretty tricky (not because it's tiring but obviously because of its volcanic presence. The ground is very uneven so make sure you where the right foot gear. The actual walk itself is pretty boring but the views from the top are completely worth it. I would definitely recommend visiting the lava caves, it's a short trip but it's really cool being able to walk through the pitch black caves (if you're not too claustrophobic). Ferry is very reasonably priced to!

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